23:43 GMT +320 September 2019
Listen Live
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attends meeting of Council of SCO Heads of Government

    Iran Has Grounds for Closer Cooperation With SCO - Russia Ambassador

    Sputnik
    World
    Get short URL
    172
    Subscribe

    Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov stated that Iran has every chance of becoming more involved in the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

    BEIJING (Sputnik) Iran has every chance of becoming more involved in the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov told Sputnik.

    "As for Iran, it has every reason to be a candidate for closer entry into the orbit of the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. In this case, I do not see any insurmountable obstacles in this process and do not believe that it is a matter of the very distant future," the ambassador said.

    According to Denisov, Iran is quite a natural partner for the SCO member states for a wide range of reasons, from geography to trade and economics.

    In January, the United Nations, the European Union and partially the United States lifted their sanctions against Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Tehran was in compliance with the nuclear agreement reached in July 2015. In late February, Russian Presidential Envoy to the SCO Bakhtier Khakimov said the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement eliminated any barriers to Iran joining the organization.

    The SCO is a political, economic and military alliance founded in 2001 by Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Iran, along with Belarus, Mongolia, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, has observer status in the organization.

    Related:

    EEU, SCO States Set to Prepare Economic Continental Partnership Deal
    Nuclear Deal Eliminates Barriers for Iran to Join SCO
    SCO Special Services to Increase Oil, Gas Pipeline Safety
    Tags:
    Shanghai Cooperation Organization, cooperation, Andrey Denisov, Iran
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik